The University of Ilorin’s compliance with the Federal Government’s directive about Post UTME screening fee will see the institution make some millions of Naira from the exercise.
On Monday, August 27, 2018, the University’s Director of Corporate Affairs, Mr Kunle Akogun, in a statement announced that UNILORIN has started the post-UTME screening of 39,711 candidates for the 2018/19 admission process.
Akogun said the exercise would involve 29,562 at the Ilorin Centre while 10,149 would appear at the Lagos Centre.
Meanwhile, the Federal Government had warned all tertiary educational institutions across the country against charging more than N2000 for post UTME screening.
The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB also urged the candidates to report any University or Polytechnic that charge them more.
However, complying with this directive means the University of Ilorin will make N79,422,000 from 39,711 candidates.
According to Akogun, about 86,401 candidates made the University of Ilorin their first choice institution.
He said that UNILORIN has emerged as the most preferred University for the fifth consecutive year followed by Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria with 74,635 candidates.
In 2017, the University of Ilorin for the fourth consecutive year maintained its status as the most subscribed university by admission seekers from 2014 to 2017.
Prof. Musa Yusuf, the Director of the Computer Services and Information Technology Centre (COMSIT), of the University, disclosed this in an interview with newsmen in Ilorin on Tuesday.
He said that more than 104,000 candidates picked the University as their preferred institution
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